VAT and indirect taxes

Leading you away from problems and towards opportunities.

How we add value

  1. Simplify the complicated
    We regularly deal with finance and non-finance staff, so are used to translating complex regulations into plain English. Clients and event delegates often comment on this.
  2. Higher VAT refunds
    We often secure additional benefits for clients not found by their previous advisors.
  3. Intimate knowledge of HMRC
    Not only because all our team members are previous HMRC employees, but because we liaise daily with the organisations that deal with your indirect tax responsibilities.
  4. Prompt guidance on developing statutory rules and compliance
    We place great importance on keeping ourselves and you fully abreast of statutory VAT changes and HMRC policy. We proactively identify and communicate new opportunities both to save you money and avoid penalties.
  5. Validated sector knowledge
    In-depth knowledge of the application of VAT to your industry allows us to deal promptly with your enquiries and to ensure your VAT position is maximised.
    We are regularly asked to present for regulators such as Charity Finance Group, ICAEW, ISBA, and Charity Tax Group. We also host VAT Practitioner Group meetings, are part of a technical VAT Committee, and chair the Trade Unions Finance Officers Committee.

What we do

Not just:
  • reviews
  • queries
  • training
    • bespoke industry-led training courses
but also:
  • Advice on specific transactions
  • manuals
    • for finance and non-finance staff
  • VAT returns
  • Compliance
  • Assisting you with HMRC investigations

About VAT

Getting it right can save you money, getting it wrong can be very costly. With the ever widening scope of VAT, developing regulations and case law governing it and the onerous demands of HMRC, VAT is notoriously complicated.

Whether you are a hospice or an international non profit organisation, our specialists are able to draw on the knowledge of sector experts and will provide comprehensive practical advice. We are proud that most of our new work comes from client referrals, and we know that we have succeeded when a client says to us “that’s the first time we’ve understood it.”

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Brabners VAT case update: what does this mean for professional firms?

Professional firms
Firms need to assess their position and make a decision about what action to take.
27 Apr, 2018

VAT on vocational training supplies under a government approved scheme

Are HMRC targeting entities who provide vocational training where the funds are paid for via government funding?
9 Apr, 2018
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